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What started out as a seemingly routine 911 call for a mom in labor, quickly proved to be anything but routine, and left Delran Township with another reason to be proud! 

Delran Patrolman Keith Upton who, along with the help of Central Dispatch Operator Mark Boyd, responded to and provided assistance during a childbirth emergency call on February 2nd, during the three-day snowstorm. 

Officer Upton, a 22-year veteran of the Delran Police Department arrived first to the scene at which point it became evident that there was no time to transport the expectant mother to a hospital.

Dispatcher Boyd, a 10-year veteran at Central Communications, was working the Emergency Medical Desk, and was able to talk our officer and the father through a safe and successful delivery at 10:04am, just TEN minutes after the initial 911 call! An incredibly stressful situation was met with calm and composure, and as a result; mom and baby girl are doing great! 

In recognition of their actions during the emergency, The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners honored Boyd and Upton with Certificates of Recognition commending them for their outstanding work and service. Mayor Catrambone and Council President Burrel were honored to speak at this event,  noting that both these public servants represent the best traditions of Burlington County’s Public Safety Department and Delran’s Police Department.

Congratulations on an outstanding job! We are lucky to have such a community driven, devoted, and dedicated officer serving our community! 

Thanks for making us #DelranProud ! 

Please see below for additional details and stories from the press regarding this memorable welcome of one of Delran’s newest residents: 

Burlington County Ceremony

Burlington County Times

South Jersey Local News